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District Technology and Privacy

Ed-Law 2-D Law Compliance

Protecting Student Privacy

Salmon River CSD takes seriously its obligations to secure data systems and protect the privacy of students. The District is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security.

Student Data 

One of the most effective ways to improve teaching and learning is to collect and analyze data. It tells us if students are on track for graduation, college, and careers, or if they need additional help. It tells schools if their education programs are working. It helps state leaders make informed decisions based on facts, rather than anecdotes.

What is Ed Law 2-D

To learn more are these requirements, watch these two short videos about how Ed-Law 2-D impacts the classroom and the roles we all play in compliance.

What is Ed Law 2D? Isn’t that the Tech Director’s Gig (part 1 of 2)

What is Ed Law 2D? Isn’t that the Tech Director’s Gig (part 2 of 2)

Family Rights and Privacy (FERPA)

The District’s procedures for the confidentiality of student records are consistent with federal statutes, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The parents, those acting in a parental relationship, or eligible students of the Salmon River Central School District are hereby notified that you have the following rights in relation to student records under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Board of Education Policy 7241.

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy 7241

Student Photographs and Work

Photographs/videotapes of students and/or student work may be used occasionally in district and community publications.  If you object to your child(ren)’s photograph or work being used in these publications, you must do so in writing to the building principal.

Annual FERPA Notice

FERPA affords parents and students over 18 years of age (eligible students) certain rights with respect to the student’s education records. These rights are:

  • The right to inspect and review the student’s education records within 45 days of the day the school receives a request for access;
  • The right to request the amendment of the student’s education records that the parent or eligible student believes is inaccurate, misleading, or otherwise in violation of the student’s privacy rights under FERPA. Parents or eligible students should submit to the building principal a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The principal will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the school to amend a record should write the building principal, clearly identify the part of the record they want changed, and specify why it should be changed. If the school decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the school will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing regarding the request for amendment. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing.
  • The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information in the student’s education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. One exception, which permits disclosure without consent, is disclosure to school officials with legitimate educational interests. A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his/her professional responsibility.
  • The right to file a complaint with the US Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school district to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the office that administers FERPA is,

Family Policy
Compliance Office, US Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW,
Washington, DC 20202-5920.